Moravia de la O

Latin American Studies
Affiliated Graduate Students

Moravia de la O is the granddaughter of farmworkers and an immigrant from Mexico. She is currently a third year dual master's degree student in Latin American Studies and Social Work. Her research looks at the social and emotional impacts of disappearance on the lives of activist mothers—mothers involved in grassroots organizing to find their disappeared family members—and the manifestations of resilience within collectives led by these women in Mexico. Prior to enrolling in graduate school, Moravia worked on human rights advocacy in Mexico, the United States, and Cuba. Some of the issues that she has worked on include the labor rights of migrant workers in the U.S., the human rights impacts of the Drug War in Mexico, and ending the U.S. embargo on Cuba.